It forms part of the lateral wall and floor of the orbit. It is an even and irregular bone.
It has the following structures: malar, orbital, temporal faces; frontal, temporal and maxillary processes and four borders.
Face Malar & #8211; convex; It has a foramen (zygomatic facial foramen) that serves for nerve passage and zygomatic facial vessels
Temporal Face & #8211; concave
Orbital Face & #8211; forms part of the floor and lateral wall of the orbit
Frontal Process & #8211; articulates with the frontal
Maxillary Process & #8211; articulates with the jaw
Temporal Process & #8211; articulates with the temporal
Zygomatic Bone Temporal Process
Zygomatic Process of Temporal Bone
|ZYgomatic & #8211; SIDE VIEW
|Source: NETTER, Frank H .. Atlas of Human Anatomy. 2 ed. Porto Alegre: Artmed, 2000.|
|Zygomatic (orange) ASSOCIATED WITH FACE BONES
|Source: SOBOTTA, Johannes. Atlas of Human Anatomy. 21st. Rio de Janeiro: Guanabara Koogan, 2000.|
Fourteen (14) bones
Lower Nasal Shell (02)